Animals in Wire: hand-crafted original commissions
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Editorial coverage my work has had in recent years:

"A wood on the Grants' estate has become a jaw-dropping winter fantasy ... Part illuminated sculpture park - part giant theatre set"
House and Garden Magazine (UK)


'If you go down to the woods today... '
"Susie Grant went to see the sculptor, Barry Sykes, to see whether he could make her vision come true. While Barry had no problem making the animals Susie wanted, she was stuck with the problem of how to light them..."
Yorkshire Post (UK)


'Enchanted Forest '
"You can see the Christmas-induced anxiety fall away from parental faces as they watch their children skate, ski and become entranced by pumpkin carriages, fauns and unicorns in the darkening woods."
The Times (UK)


‘This time it's personal'
"Want to make loved ones feel special this Christmas? ... For the animal lover who has everything, how about a wire sculpture of their pet?"
YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday (UK)


“Made from Galvanised aluminium, the designs make perfect garden features as they don't rust. From owls to elephants, you name a species and he can copy them into a sculpture.”
METRO, London


‘Making Dogs and Cats into Art'
“They may seem a little kitsch, but lots of these sculptures by Barry Sykes are now found in the gardens of England , Europe and America . He has been working for over three years on the dedicated task of reproducing animals of every type. Unique pieces, he makes each one like a portrait of our four-legged friends. So this Summer, if you want an exact copy of Fido or Fuffi amongst your flower beds, head to London with photos of your faithful friend.”
Giardinaggio (Italy – Translated)


“…his pieces are wonderfully lifelike and tactile…”
Country Living (UK)


‘Animal Magic'
“…Barry Sykes crafts all manner of animals from galvanised, weatherproof chicken wire. They range from baby elephants (mercifully scaled down to one metre) to snuffling pigs and - his latest commission - a family of rather exquisite unicorns. But, if you would like something a little less fanciful and closer to home, such as a wirey replica of your British Blue or lovable Labrador , Barry can oblige, provided you give him plenty of photos and a few specific measurements. So, although Fido can be in front of the fire through the winter, he can also be on the lawn, captured forever in mid-frolic.”
London Evening Standard (UK)


‘Lambs on the lawn'
“…these beautiful life-size wirework animals will bring charm and character to any garden…”
Country House and Home (UK)


Professional Training

1999 - 2000
MA Fine art, Chelsea College of Art and Design

1995 - 1998
BA Hons, Liverpool John Moores University (First Class)


Your favourite animal made into an original sculpture
Unique landmark for lobbies, forecourts or shop fronts
Contact Barry to commission a piece of work or to get a quote
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